The outcast Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein welcomed the restoration of conventional Communist authority in Moscow. This sentiment will be felt wherever rogue regimes survive that received aid and comfort from Leonid Brezhnev that dried up under Mikhail Gorbachev.
There are terrorists hoping once again for Soviet sponsorship of terrorism, dictators wanting pay-offs for thwarting U.S. policies, petty conquerors hoping for weapons at old concessionary rates, enemies of Israel hoping for Moscow to renounce its proposed co-sponsorship of a peace conference.
All their hopes are probably in vain.
The Soviet army is unlikely to want to march back into Afghanistan, where Soviet clients thrive without it. The new regime is likely to seek continued harmony with the United States while it turns attention inward, harmony it cannot have by fomenting revolution in the Western hemisphere. Africa is likely to rank low among its priorities.